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Shawn Tolleson out 3-5 months after back surgery

Apr 25, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Shawn Tolleson AP

Another day, another injured Dodgers pitcher.

This time it’s right-hander Shawn Tolleson, who would have been in line for a bullpen gig with the pitching staff coming apart, but will instead be out for 3-5 months following back surgery.

Tolleson was called up on April 12 to take Zack Greinke‘s roster spot, but appeared in just one game before being shut down and later revealed that he was already hurt at the time of the promotion. Now he needs surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.

It’s a tough break for Tolleson, who at 25 years old appeared ready to stick in the majors for good after posting incredible numbers in the minors that included a 1.29 ERA and 184 strikeouts in 126 innings.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Apr 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    I’ve have that surgery and it blows.

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